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Pension, liability at center of treasurer’s race

October 29, 2014
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Pension, liability at center of treasurer’s race

By STEPHEN SINGER Associated Press HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Pension funds valued at $29 billion and even greater unfunded liabilities are giving state treasurer Denise Nappier and Republican challenger Tim Herbst plenty to fight about. Nappier, state treasurer since 1999, is telling voters that despite a heavy debt burden for pension obligations, Connecticut has saved…

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Connecticut details quarantine policies

October 29, 2014
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By DAVE COLLINS Associated Press HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Connecticut officials on Monday joined their counterparts in other states in defending and detailing quarantine powers they’ve enacted as a precaution against Ebola, amid questions by civil liberties advocates and local officials as eight people remained confined in the state. Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and state…

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Boy Scouts to collect food

October 29, 2014
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Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts from Sleeping Giant District (Southington, Wallingford, Meriden, North Haven and Hamden) will be coming to your neighborhood the week of November 1 to distribute notices and/or plastic bags requesting food donations for their 26 Annual “Scouting for Food” drive. On Saturday, Nov. 8, between 9 and 11 a.m., the scouts…

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Witch’s Dungeon open for one more weekend

October 28, 2014
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Witch’s Dungeon open for one more weekend

  Witch’s Dungeon at the Bristol Historical Society, 98 Summer St., is in its final weekend: Halloween—Friday– and Saturday(Nov. 1) and Sunday(Nov. 2). PHOTOS by TAMMI NAUDUS  

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Health listings for Oct. 31

October 28, 2014
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Health listings for Oct. 31

TUESDAY, NOV. 4 SOUTHINGTON BLOOD PRESSURE SCREENINGS. 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Held by Central Connecticut Senior Health Services. Southington YMCA, 29 High St., Southington. THURSDAY, NOV. 6 SOUTHINGTON BLOOD PRESSURE SCREENINGS. 11 a.m. to noon. Held by Central Connecticut Senior Health Services. Calendar House, 388 Pleasant St., Southington.

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Performance listings for Oct. 31

October 28, 2014
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Performance listings for Oct. 31

FRIDAY, OCT. 31 OTHER DUELING COMIX PIANOS. 10:30 p.m. Comix at Foxwoods, Foxwoods Resort Casino, Mashantucket. $15 to $25. Foxwoods.com OCT. 31-NOV. 15 OTHER ‘ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO’S NEST.’ Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays at 8 p.m. Directed by Plainville’s Jim Williams. Performed by the Hole in the Wall Theater, 116 Main St., New Britain.…

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Tom Foley talks state of the state at chamber breakfast

October 27, 2014
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By Lindsay Carey
Tom Foley, the Republican candidate for governor, recently spoke before the Southington Chamber of Commerce, during a Celebrity Breakfast event.
Gov. Dannel Malloy spoke at another Celebrity Breakfast last month.

By Lindsay Carey Staff Writer Tom Foley, the Republican candidate for governor, recently spoke about the current state of Connecticut and what he would do to improve it at a Celebrity Breakfast sponsored by the Southington Chamber of Commerce at the Manor Inn in Milldale. Foley was presented by Senator Joe Markley, who said that…

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ARC looks to use Pleasantview

October 26, 2014
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By Lindsay Carey Staff Writer The ARC of Southington presented a start-up proposal to the Town Council recently for partial use of the Pleasantview Stables to offer life skills and therapeutic services to people with special needs between the ages of 18 to 21. Trish Gibney, from the ARC of Southington, explained that Southington High…

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Smell from the waste water treatment plant returns

October 24, 2014
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Smell from the waste water treatment plant returns

By Lindsay Carey Staff Writer The town began receiving odor complaints from residents that live near the waste treatment plant during the weekend of Oct. 10. Nearby residents had the same issue last year. “I want residents to know that we’re doing our best to resolve the issue,” said Town Councilor Chris Palmieri, at last…

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Youths say no to drugs during rally

October 24, 2014
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By Lindsay Carey
The Southington High School cheerleaders lead a cheer during the Red Ribbon Rally last week.

By Lindsay Carey Staff Writer The Southington Drug Task Force recently hosted the 24 annual Red Ribbon Rally to promote a drug and alcohol free community. This year’s theme was “Take a Stand Against Drug and Alcohol. Families, student groups and community leaders gathered on the town green for the event on Wednesday night.  Trish…

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